Stream The Best New Albums Out This Week: The New Pornographers, Tegan And Sara : All Songs Considered The best new albums out this week include Sturgill Simpson's scuzzy rock record Sound & Fury, reliably infectious pop from The New Pornographers, new Tegan & Sara, a lost John Coltrane album and more.

1. The New Pornographers — In the Morse Code of Brake Lights
2.
Tegan & Sara — Hey, I'm Just Like You
3.
John Coltrane — Blue World
4.
Guillermo Klein and Los Guachos
5. Sturgill Simpson — Sound & Fury
6. Girl Band — The Talkies
7.
Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith — Songs From the Bardo

Other Notable Releases For Sept. 27: Allesandro Cortini — Volume Massimo; The Beatles — Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition; The Comet is Coming — The Afterlife; Jon Pardi — Heartache Medication; Kefaya & Elaha Soroor — Songs of Our Mothers; Kevin Gates — I'm Him; Molly Brazy — Built to Last; Opeth — In Cauda Venenum; Ronin Arkestra — Sonkei.
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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 27

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 27

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 27

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 27

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Tegan and Sara. Their new album, Hey, I'm Just Like You, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Sept. 27. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Tegan and Sara were doing research for their new memoir, High School, they discovered a box of old recordings with some of the first songs they ever wrote in their teen years. To celebrate that time, they decided to re-record some of those tracks and compile them for the new album, Hey, I'm Just Like You. On this week's New Music Friday, we look at the youthful melodrama behind those songs and what Tegan and Sara found to feel good about. We also spin the reliably infectious new album from The New Pornographers, a lost record from John Coltrane, Sturgill Simpson's scuzzy concept album Sound & Fury, Laurie Anderson's deep dive into the Tibetan Book of the Dead and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Tom Huizenga and Nate Chinen of WBGO and Jazz Night in America as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Sept. 27.

Featured Albums:

  1. The New Pornographers — In the Morse Code of Brake Lights
    Featured Song: "The Surprise Knock"
  2. Tegan & Sara — Hey, I'm Just Like You
    Featured Song: "I Know I'm Not the Only One"
  3. John Coltrane — Blue World
    Featured Song: "Blue World"
  4. Guillermo Klein and Los Guachos
    Featured Songs: "Nos Mirarán Pasar" and "A Orillas Del Rin"
  5. Sturgill Simpson — Sound & Fury
    Featured Songs: "Remember to Breathe," "Ronin," "The Fastest Horse in Town"
  6. Girl Band — The Talkies
    Featured Song: "Couch Combover"
  7. Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith — Songs From the Bardo
    Featured Songs: "Lotus Born, No Need to Fear" and "Heart Sutra Song"

Other Notable Releases For Sept. 27: Allesandro Cortini — Volume Massimo; The Beatles — Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition; The Comet is Coming — The Afterlife; Jon Pardi — Heartache Medication; Kefaya & Elaha Soroor — Songs of Our Mothers; Kevin Gates — I'm Him; Molly Brazy — Built to Last; Opeth — In Cauda Venenum; Ronin Arkestra — Sonkei.